Study on Social Maturity of the Adolescent College Students in Colleges at Tiruchirappalli

P. Anitha, A. Umesh Samuel Jebaseelan


Adolescence is the stage of development, which produces a number of social problems for a person. These problems arise out of adolescent adjustment with social group. The social group expects the individuals to be socially matured when he becomes an adolescent by establishing more mature relationship with age mates to achieve socially responsible behavior, develop intellectual skills and concepts necessary for civil competence and achieves autonomy. Thus, the social maturation allows detailed perception of social environment that help adolescent to influence the social circumstances and develop social patterns of social behavior. The researcher adopted descriptive research design, as the study focused on describing the characteristics of the population. The Researcher used ‘Multi Stage Random Sampling’ method (Bryman, A., 2004) to draw 300 respondents as samples from the universe. Social Maturity Scale by Dr.Nalini Rao (1986) was administered to study the level of social maturity and its influence on the gender, age and their achievement motivation of the respondents. The statistical analysis gives the inference that gender has a significant difference with overall social maturity and achievement motivation has a significant relation with overall social maturity of the respondents, while age has no significant relations with overall social maturity of the respondents. The researcher suggests few measures to enhance and mitigate certain ways to accommodate the desired social maturity of that particular that was reflected in full paper.

Keywords: Social maturity, Adolescent College Students, Achievement Motivation.

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